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Let us not depreciate Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which it overflows.
Lucy Larcom

Meaning of "infinitesimal" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF INFINITESIMAL

infinitesimal  [ˌɪnfɪnɪˈtɛsɪməl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF INFINITESIMAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Infinitesimal can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES INFINITESIMAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Infinitesimal

Infinitesimals have been used to express the idea of objects so small that there is no way to see them or to measure them. The insight with exploiting infinitesimals was that objects could still retain certain specific properties, such as angle or slope, even though these objects were quantitatively small. The word infinitesimal comes from a 17th-century Modern Latin coinage infinitesimus, which originally referred to the "infinite-th" item in a sequence. It was originally introduced around 1670 by either Nicolaus Mercator or Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Infinitesimals are a basic building block of infinitesimal calculus. In common speech, an infinitesimal object is an object which is smaller than any feasible measurement, but not zero in size; or, so small that it cannot be distinguished from zero by any available means. Hence, when used as an adjective, "infinitesimal" means "extremely small". In order to give it a meaning it usually has to be compared to another infinitesimal object in the same context. Infinitely many infinitesimals are summed to produce an integral.

Definition of infinitesimal in the English dictionary

The first definition of infinitesimal in the dictionary is infinitely or immeasurably small. Other definition of infinitesimal is of, relating to, or involving a small change in the value of a variable that approaches zero as a limit. Infinitesimal is also an infinitesimal quantity.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH INFINITESIMAL


animal
ˈænɪməl
approximal
əˈprɒksɪməl
centesimal
sɛnˈtɛsɪməl
decimal
ˈdɛsɪməl
duodecimal
ˌdjuːəʊˈdɛsɪməl
hexadecimal
ˌhɛksəˈdɛsɪməl
interproximal
ˌɪntəˈprɒksɪməl
maximal
ˈmæksɪməl
millesimal
mɪˈlɛsɪməl
nonagesimal
ˌnɒnəˈdʒesɪməl
pessimal
ˈpɛsɪməl
planetesimal
ˌplænɪˈtesɪməl
proximal
ˈprɒksɪməl
Quadragesimal
ˌkwɒdrəˈdʒɛsɪməl
quinquagesimal
ˌkwɪŋkwəˈdʒɛsɪməl
sexagesimal
ˌsɛksəˈdʒɛsɪməl
simul
ˈsɪməl
submaximal
sʌbˈmæksɪməl
undecimal
ʌnˈdɛsɪməl
vigesimal
vaɪˈdʒɛsɪməl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE INFINITESIMAL

infima
infimum
infin.
infinitant
infinitary
infinitate
infinite
infinitely
infiniteness
infinitesimal calculus
infinitesimally
infinities
infinitival
infinitivally
infinitive
infinitive marker
infinitively
infinitude
infinitum
infinity

WORDS THAT END LIKE INFINITESIMAL

Ar Rimal
binary-coded decimal
circulating decimal
companion animal
farm animal
intimal
isocheimal
lacrimal
nonanimal
nonoptimal
optimal
pack animal
party animal
primal
recurring decimal
repeating decimal
septimal
stuffed animal
subminimal
suboptimal

Synonyms and antonyms of infinitesimal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «INFINITESIMAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «infinitesimal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of infinitesimal

Translation of «infinitesimal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF INFINITESIMAL

Find out the translation of infinitesimal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of infinitesimal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «infinitesimal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

无限
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

infinitesimal
570 millions of speakers

English

infinitesimal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अत्
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متناهية في الصغر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бесконечно малая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

infinitesimal
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষুদ্রাতিক্ষুদ্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

infinitésimale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Infinitesimal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

infinitesimal
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

無限小
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

극소
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Infinitesimal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cực nhỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எல்லைமிகுந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अकुशल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sonsuz küçük
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

infinitesimale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

nieskończenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нескінченно мала
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

infinitezimal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

απειροελάχιστη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

infinitesimale
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

infinitesimal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forsvinn
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about infinitesimal

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5 QUOTES WITH «INFINITESIMAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word infinitesimal.
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Yann Arthus-Bertrand
The fact is that seven per cent of the global population emits 50 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, and the proportions are the same for the use of energy and raw materials, meat, wood, etc. Simply put, an infinitesimal minority consumes the most and imposes damage on the overwhelming majority, while asking it to change.
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Jay Griffiths
Clearly, many branches of science need an exquisite precision of timekeeping and the infinitesimal decimals of calibration, so space launches, for example, are not scheduled for leap-second dates. But society as a whole neither needs that obsessive time measurement nor is well served by it.
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Marya Hornbacher
I do have faith. I don't have faith that a God exists, nor do I have faith that one does not; I have absolute faith that I do not know, cannot know, am only human, am an infinitesimal creature packed onto a cramped planet crowded with seven billion bodies, and as many yearning hearts, and as many questioning minds.
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Lucy Larcom
Let us not depreciate Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which it overflows.
5
Nick Lowe
The number of contemporary artists who appeal to me is infinitesimal.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «INFINITESIMAL»

Discover the use of infinitesimal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to infinitesimal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Primer of Infinitesimal Analysis
A rigorous, axiomatically formulated presentation of the 'zero-square', or 'nilpotent' infinitesimal.
John L. Bell, 2008
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The Origins of the Infinitesimal Calculus
Historical account of infinitesimal calculus, beginning with background mathematical concepts from Greek, Hindu, and Arabic sources, and with particular focus on the geometric techniques and methods developed in the17th century. 1969 ...
Margaret E. Baron, 1969
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Infinitesimal Calculus
Introducing calculus at the basic level, this text covers hyperreal numbers and hyperreal line, continuous functions, integral and differential calculus, fundamental theorem, infinite sequences and series, infinite polynomials, topology of ...
James M. Henle, Eugene M. Kleinberg, 2014
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Elementary Calculus: An Infinitesimal Approach
The theory differs from traditional courses, but the notation and methods for solving practical problems are the same. The text suggests a variety of applications to both natural and social sciences.
H. Jerome Keisler, 2013
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An Introduction to the Infinitesimal Calculus: With ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
George William Caunt, 2011
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Infinitesimal Differences: Controversies between Leibniz and ...
Aside from Leibniz, the scholars considered are Hobbes, Wallis, Newton, Bernoulli, Hermann, and Nieuwentijt. The collection also contains newly discovered marginalia of Leibniz to the writings of Hobbes.
Ursula Goldenbaum, Douglas Jesseph, 2008
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Foundations of Infinitesimal Stochastic Analysis
This book gives a complete and elementary account of fundamental results on hyperfinite measures and their application to stochastic processes, including the *-finite Stieltjes sum approximation of martingale integrals.
K.D. Stroyan, J.M. Bayod, 2011
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Spectrums: Our Mind-boggling Universe from Infinitesimal to ...
Full of facts, illustrations and anecdotes, Spectrums proves that we really can make sense of our extraordinary universe. Visit spectrums.com for amazing interactive charts, videos and more
David Blatner, 2013
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Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped ...
With the stroke of a pen they set off a war for the soul of the modern world. Amir Alexander’s Infinitesimal is the story of the struggle that pitted Europe’s entrenched powers against voices for tolerance and change.
Amir Alexander, 2014
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Infinitesimal Analysis
This is a companion volume to the earlier works on nonstandard methods of analysis by A.G. Kusraev and S.S. Kutateladze (1999), ISBN 0-7923-5921-6 and Nonstandard Analysis and Vector Lattices edited by S.S. Kutateladze (2000), ISBN 0-7923 ...
E.I. Gordon, A.G. Kusraev, Semën Samsonovich Kutateladze, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «INFINITESIMAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term infinitesimal is used in the context of the following news items.
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Everyone Is a “Trainwreck” - The New Yorker
... without the infinitesimal moment of lag time that suggests that what she doesn't get instantly isn't there to be mocked and deprecated but may ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
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First look at New Horizons' Pluto and Charon images: "baffling in a …
... geologists like the idea, dynamicists say that the odds of such an impact happening late are "infinitesimal" (that's a quote from Bill McKinnon). «The Planetary Society, Jul 15»
3
Ashes 2015: Steve Smith double century at Lord's marks an …
There was an irony about the infinitesimal strike of the pads. Loading gallery ... Ashes Second Test in pictures. 1 of 27. Day Two; Day One. Prev. «The Independent, Jul 15»
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ACT scores up some at a few schools - The Daily Iberian: News
American College Test scores for the 2013-14 seniors show a minor increase for Iberia Parish public schools and infinitesimal gains and losses ... «The Daily Iberian, Jul 15»
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So much for Iran: Why Obama's Cosby comments rocked the media …
From a global perspective, the travails of a discredited 78-year-old comedian are infinitesimal compared to whether the most dangerous ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
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MH17 anniversary: unanswered questions | The New Daily
However, the reality is that the occurrence of commercial jet crashes is infinitesimal given global aviation carries something like three billion ... «The New Daily, Jul 15»
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Puny Humans, Geocentrism, and ET |Blogs | NCRegister.com
All kinds of illustrations of that infinitesimal smallness are produced and they make wonderful gee whiz graphics for popular science shows. «National Catholic Register, Jul 15»
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A History of Bedbugs Driving Us Insane - Pictorial - Jezebel
No creature provokes such astronomical panic while presenting such infinitesimal physical danger like the bedbug, an insect linked to no ... «Jezebel, Jul 15»
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Content, Complexity, and Why Strategies Don't Work
An algorithm, after all, is a calculated series of steps for solving a problem; though in an infinitesimal fraction of the time it takes a person to do ... «Business 2 Community, Jul 15»
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Banning encrypted messaging apps is a stupid idea
The infinitesimal risk that Snapchat or WhatsApp could be used in this manner needs to be set against the much greater risk that data security ... «BetaNews, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Infinitesimal [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/infinitesimal>. Oct 2019 ».
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